Now Oppo has also joined the race of launching back to back smartphones along with Xiaomi and Samsung here in Nepal. After the launch of Oppo A31, Oppo has launched yet another device under their A series. This time its Oppo A52 with a quad-camera setup at the bak and a punch-hole display at the front. While underhood it has a 15-month-old Snapdragon 665 SoC along with Adreno 610 for GPU proposes. Let’s have a look at what Oppo has to offer with there latest mid-ranger, alongside we will also gonna be comparing it with Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note 9 Pro as both are being priced similarly in the Nepali market.
Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Oppo A52
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||Oppo A52|
|Dimensions & Weight||165.8x76.7x8.8mm, 209 g||162 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm, 192 gm|
|Display||6.67 inches, FHD+, IPS display, 60Hz||6.5 inches, FHD+, IPS Display, 60Hz|
|Processor||Snapdragon 720G, 2.3Ghz Octa-core||Snapdragon 665, 2.0Ghz Octa-core|
|Memory||6+128, UFS 2.1||4GB+128, UFS 2.1|
|Software||MIUI 11 on top of Android 10||Color OS 7.1 on the top of Android 10|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|Camera||Quad Camera (48MP+8MP+5MP+2MP) with f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4, f/2.4 respectively |
16MP f/2.48 front camera
(12MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) with f/1.7, f/2.2, f/2.4, f/2.4 respectively and 16MP f/2.48 front camera
|Battery||5020mAh, 18W fast charging||5000mAh, 18W fast charging|
|Additional Features||IR blaster, Gorilla glass 5|
Design & Display
So looking at the design of Redmi Note 9 Pro we get a Glass front and back protected with gorilla glass 5. At the front, we have a 6.67 inches FHD+ display with the punch hole in the middle. While at the back we get a quad-camera setup along with Redmi branding at the bottom. While in the Oppo side we geta 6.5 inches display with the punch hole on the top left corner. At the back, we get a quad-camera setup similar to that of Samsung Galaxy devices. Redmi Note 9 Pro is more heaver between both.
Performance and Software
Here Redmi Note 9 Pro has gone with Snapdragon 720G along with Adreno 618 GPU. This SoC is manufactured under 7nm finfet technology. This results in great performance without sucking up more battery. While its competition also uses a snapdragon SoC, but its 15 months old Snapdragon 665 (11nm). So Oppo has here gone with a generation-old processor.
Snapdragon 665 with Adreno 610 GPU was a great performer at the beginning of 2019, but currently, it is left behind with the newer SoCs. Talking about the software side of things we get Android 10 running on both the devices. On top of that both the devices run on their own custom UI. For Redmi Note 9 Pro its MIUI 11 and for Oppo its ColorOS 7.1.
Talking about the cameras in both the devices, here we get the most popular setup of 2020. Yes in both the devices, we have a quad camera setup. On Redmi Note 9 Pro we have a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide lens and 2MP each Macro camera and a depth sensor. While at the front we get a 16MP f/2.48 shooter. In Oppo A52 we get a 12MP f/1.7 Primary lens, 8MP ultrawide lens, and 2MP each depth and macro camera. While at the front we get a 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera. Both the devices are capable of 4K@30fps from the rear and front max outs at 1080P@30fps. On both the devices we get features such as HDR, NightMode, Panorama, and much more.
We get almost similar battery capacity in both the devices. The 5020mAh battery on the Redmi Note 9 Pro and 5000mAh on the Oppo A52, both supports 18watt quick charge. Even after being the same capacity, the one in the Redmi should last longer here as it has much more efficient SoC built on 8nm technology compared to 11nm on Oppo.
So one of the main reasons for comparing these devices is their price at which they are available in Nepali Market. The 4GB+128GB of Oppo A52 is priced at Rs.29,990. While you can get a 6GB+128GB variant of Note 9 Pro Rs.29,999. As of now, these two are the only variant of both of them currently available here in Nepal.
Pros and Cons
Redmi Note 9 Pro
Gorilla Glass 5
More Powerful Chipset
Better Rear Camera
6 GB Ram at Same Price
- Supports up to Ultra frame rate (40fps) in PUBG Mobile
Heavier than Oppo A52
Lighter than Redmi Note 9 Pro
Better Front Camera
Older and Weaker Chipset
No Protection on Display
4GB Variant at the same price
- Supports up to High frame rate (30fps) in PUBG Mobile
After reading all this what are your thoughts about both of these Devices?
Would you consider buying the Oppo A52 even after knowing it has an older processor and a 4GB variant at a similar price with that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro? Let us know in the comment section below and also tell us which two devices you want us to compare in our next article. Also, follow us across all our social media handles to get tech news and updates ASAP.